120.Steven Company owns 40% of the outstanding voting common stock
120.Steven Company owns 40% of the outstanding voting common stock of Nicole Corp. and has the ability to significantly influence the investee's operations. On January 3, 2013, the balance in the Investment in NicoleCorp. account was $503,000. Amortization associated with this acquisition is $12,000 per year. During 2013, Nicole earned net income of $120,000 and paid cash dividends of $40,000. Previously in 2012, Nicole had sold inventory costing $35,000 to Steven for $50,000. All but 25% of that inventory had been sold to outsiders by Steven during 2012. Additional sales were made to Steven in 2013 at a transfer price of $75,000 that had cost Nicole $54,000. Only 10% of the 2013 purchases had not been sold to outsiders by the end of 2013.
What amount of equity income would Steven have recognized in 2013 from its ownership interest in Nicole?